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Top 21 Fastest Aircraft Developed In The World
« Posted: March 07, 2018, 11:01:41 AM »


Although this list is not definitive as technology is evolving on a daily basis. These aircraft were developed mainly to be a part of some military project and technology has made the skies see some rapid vehicles flying past the clouds. Here let us just have a look at some fastest (well may not be the fastest) aircraft being built in the world.



21. F-117 Nighthawk

Price: $111,200,000

Highest Speed: 617mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 40.36 hours



This twin-engine and a single seater plane was developed to be a part of the secret project of the US military and were operational in the year 1983. It was active in the Gulf War of 1991 and also during the Yugoslavia war in the year 1999 where the one was lost too after being shot. This was the only jet that was ever lost in a combat. It was retired in 2008 April.

 

20. B-2 Spirit

Price: $737,000,000

Highest Speed: 630 mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 39.53 hours



This is also known as the stealth bomber commonly as it was designed in a way to not to be seen by a radar. It was used in Kosovo in 1999 and was also seen in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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19. F-35 Lightning II

Price: $106,000,000

Highest Speed: 1,200mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 20.75 hours



This is a descendant of F-25 and F-35 projects and is designed for performing the ground attacks. Till 2014, a total of 115 were built.

 

18. Convair B-58 Hustler

Price: $12.44m (per unit)

Highest Speed: 1,300 mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 27 hours (approx)



The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber ever. It was capable of Mach 2 flight and was built to fight with Soviet fighter jets. It was capable to fly at really high speeds and at high altitudes. It was operational between 1960ís to 1970ís.This jet was capable to carry five nuclear weapons at a time.
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17. Convair F-106

Price: $25,100,000

Highest Speed: 1,520mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 16.4 hours



This was the all-weather aircraft from the US Air Force in 1960 to 1980. They gradually phased out and was later converted into drones that lasted till the 90ís.

 

16.Sukhoi PAK FA T-50

Price: $50,000,000

Highest Speed: 1,526mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 16.38 hours



This was the first Russian operational plane which used stealth technology. This plane will be seen operational soon in this year or maybe the next.
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15. Sukhoi Su-27

Price: $27,000,000

Highest Speed: 1,550mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 16.03 hours



This Soviet plane was first put in use in the year 1977. It was built to out-do the American planes that were in service at that time. These are reliable planes and are still in use in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

 

14. F-4 Phantom

Price: $17,883,000

Highest Speed: 1,607mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 15.6 hours



This was used as the superior bomber during the Vietnam war and was outdone by the one and only Vought F8 Crusader.
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13. F-111 Aardvark

Price: $25,000,000

Highest Speed: 1,650mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 15.06 hours



This plane entered service in the year 1967 and could go twice as fast as the speed of sound. It was used during the war in Vietnam and was out of service in the year 1998.

 

12. F-15 Eagle

Price: $27,900,000

Highest Speed: 1,650

Time To Go Around the Earth: 15.06 hours



It was designed in the year 1967 and this plane is known to be highly successful aircraft in the history of the military. This is expected to be staying in service till 2025 in the United States Airforce and also Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Israel.
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11. Mikoyan Ye-152

Price: Unknown

Highest Speed: 1,666mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 15 hours



It is an invention of Soviet Union and is the fastest jet ever with a single engine.

 

10. Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound

Price: $57,000,000

Highest Speed: 1,860mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 13.36 hours



It was introduced by the Air Defence Forces of the Soviet Union in 1982 and is still very much in service in Russia and also in Kazakhstan.
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9. XB-70 Valkyrie

Price: $750,000,000

Highest Speed: 2,000mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 12.43 hours



This jet had six engines and was built for a hypothetic nuclear strike. This was a prototype that was built in the year 1950 and was in service during the year 1964 to 1969 and was never really used as a serving jet.

 

8. Bell X-2 'Starbuster'

Price: $64,000,000

Highest Speed: 2,094mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 11.87 hours



It was built for research. Its purpose was to investigate supersonic flights and aerodynamics. During its last flight, the pilot while trying to turn the plane lost his control and doomed the plane and ended up destroying the program too.
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7. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat

Price: $18,000,000

Highest Speed: 2,190mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 11.35 hours



The fastest planes to be operational and is still in use in Russia, Syria, and Algeria even though it was first put to use in the year 1970.



6. SR-71 Blackbird

Price: $43,000,000

Highest Speed: 2,500mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 9.9 hours



 This was a part of a secret project and was operational between the years 1964 and 1998 and this jet was also used during the cold war.
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5. X-15

Price: $1,500,000,000

Highest Speed: 4,520mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 7.4 hours



This was a part of an experiment operated jointly by US Airforce and NASA. This vehicle holds the world record for being the fastest manned aircraft and it goes 6.72 times faster compared to the speed of sound.

 

4. Boeing X-51

Price: $7,700,000

Highest Speed: 3,400mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 5.5 hours



This pilotless plane is under development and will be a superfast striker weapon which will be operational by 2020.
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3. X43A Scramjet

Price: Unknown

Highest Speed: 7,500mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 3.34 hours



This jet was developed post the Second World War and is in the process of getting integrated with high-end technology and hypersonic capabilities.

 

2. X-41

Price: Unknown

Highest Speed:13,000mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 1.9 hours



This project is under development and is supervised by DARPA and the US military forces. This will enable to launch a missile at any place in the world in under one hour.
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1. NASA Space Shuttle

Price: $450,000,000

Highest Speed: 17,500mph

Time To Go Around the Earth: 1.4 hours



This is designed to travel in space. If this ever flies in the Earthís atmosphere it will be the fastest aircraft known to mankind.
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